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Adult Faith Formation
ADULT FAITH FORMATION/SPIRITUALITY
Facilitators: Discussions are led by Marty Henry, Don Chabot and Margaret Diggins. firstname.lastname@example.org
What: The Socratic Method is used in teaching. The group purpose is to study the scriptures in “the light of modern scholarship” as is stated in The Jerome Biblical Commentary. All materials are supplied.
Where: A pre-designated classroom in the parish hall.
When: Classes are held in the Spring and Fall each year. Spring classes begin in mid to late April and end in early June. Fall classes begin in mid to late September and end in early December. 9:30AM – 11:00AM
CATHOLIC BOOK CLUB
What: The Club recommends a new book for each month, which available at our local bookstore, Market St. Bookshop or Amazon.com. Our readers want books that keep them informed about their faith and help them deepen that faith. The selections include theology, scripture, spirituality, church history, social criticism and memoirs.
When: The last Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 7:00PM
Where: Parish Hall – Living Room Area
All are invited to join. Read along with us if you cannot attend the meetings. Call for a list and schedule. Leave your phone# and email.
Facilitator: Betty Foley 508-477 -8477 email@example.com
What: An informal gathering of women to discuss spiritual issues/share thought and questions we might have.
Where: Classroom C
When: 2nd Wednesday of the month from 9 – 10:30AM
What: Parish library with 4000+ audio, video, and books plus several subscriptions to Catholic magazines and publications are available for review/take out (A/V and books). The age range is from pre-birth to coping with aging and death/dying. Approximately 66% of the library usage is derived from our children’s books and audio/video sections. Our book categories include pro-life, health, spirituality, and prayer to mention a few among more than 40 categories.
Where: While our location is behind the stage (our hidden jewel) in the auditorium, the extra steps to take advantage of our offerings, many of which aren’t available at the public library, are well worth the effort.
When: The library is open whenever the church complex is open. Most weekdays, we have a volunteer staff person available after morning Mass for about an hour (9AM to 10AM) and Sunday mornings after masses. Signing out books or A/Vs is a snap. Just follow the directions posted in our foyer and at the desk. Assistance can be provided when staffed.
Facilitators: Pam Woods 508-759-2737; Marie Butler 508-539-4926 firstname.lastname@example.org
What: We offer an opportunity for praise, worship and thanksgiving to the Lord. After a few opening prayers, the Rosary is prayed. This is followed with song and worship, which we alternate throughout the evening. There is time for spiritual reflection and prayer requests.
Where: Classroom C
When: Monday evenings, 7:00 PM – 8:30PM
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS:
What: This program is designed for men and women who wish to become Catholic. The Catechumens, that is, adults who have never been baptized in any Christian religion and the Candidates, that is, baptized non-catholics, make up the membership of this group. Classes are held on a regularly scheduled basis. The instructors are a team of adult catechists who work with the director in formulating the curriculum and liturgical celebrations. The Catechumens are baptized and the candidates received into the church and both groups are confirmed at the Easter Vigil Mass each year. Information for prospective members or catechists can be obtained by calling the Parish Office. The same program for children is also available. Contact Deacon Robert Lemay at 508-477-7700 ext. 13, email@example.com
What: This group is for all who want to understand and reflect on scripture in light of your own faith experience. Using materials provided, the group prepares for the following Sunday readings. Open to all. Come when you can.
Where: Classroom D
When: Thursday mornings from 9:15 – 10:00AM
SUMMER SPEAKERS SERIES
Organizing Committee: Parishes: Christ the King, Mashpee; Our Lady of Victory, Centerville; Our Lady of the Assumption, Osterville; and St. Patrick's, Falmouth firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Prominent speakers are invited to speak on current Catholic issues to further education and faith development. Parishioners from the three parishes are invited.
Where: Christ the King Parish Hall
When: June, July and August – one speaker for each month.
WALKING WITH PURPOSE
Coordinator: Karen Mullaly Sweeney 508.420.0443 email@example.com
What: Walking With Purpose is a new spiritual program at Christ the King Parish. It enables women to know
Christ through Scripture. The program is offering a 9 week study.
Where:Christ The King Parish Classroom B
When: February 16th – April 19th 7 – 9PM
What: What’s Missing offers the opportunity for confirmed adults to
explore and discuss their Catholic faith. This education series is for
those who wish to fill the gaps in their journey of faith in a fun and
lively group setting!
We discuss many things from Catholic roots, Where is Jesus, Why do we do what we do at Mass, to do you know why it is you are Catholic? The team works with the groups input to formulate the curriculum. We meet about twice a month (every other monday) Starting Sept 17th at 7pm. In class room B1-2. What draws people in to our group is the opportunity to learn more about our Faith, ask the questions they have without fear of judgment, and to develop a better relationship with God.
Contact info is Deacon Robert Lemay at 508-477-7700 ext. 13, firstname.lastname@example.org or Katie Parkes at email@example.com